Let’s Ask Auntie Anne {Giveaway}

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Today’s giveaway is brought to you in partnership with Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo. They are giving away the Let’s Ask Auntie Anne five book series. This series is different from their other parenting books. These books take on a narrative format with fictional characters. These characters turn to a wise, older woman, Auntie Anne, for parenting advice. The great thing is that Auntie Anne is not a fictional character, so the advice is sage and real.

The five books are:

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  • How to Raise a Loving Child
  • How to Raise a Responsible Child
  • How to Raise a Secure Child
  • How to Raise a Trusting Child
  • How to Raise a Moral Child

As you can see, the topics are along the abstract line of thinking. Stories have a powerful way of teaching us (just think of how Jesus Christ taught–primarily through stories and parables). We can lay out facts, studies, and check-lists, but often stories are what reach our heart and help us really grasp a concept. That is a great thing about these books–they are an easy way to internalize the ideas behind each of these topics.

I also love that this series subtly teaches us the value in turning to those who have gone before us in parenting for advice. I love to sit and visit with older women and hear how they parented. They have a unique perspective and can see how things impacted their children as children, teenagers, adults, and parents. They understand the important things in life–what to sweat and what not to. There are always golden nuggets of wisdom in speaking with them. 

Today you can enter to win a copy of the Let’s Ask Auntie Anne series! 

For Your First Entry: Become a follower of this blog. Then leave a comment. If you are already a follower (the thing where your cute face pops up with all the other cute faces of people following), comment telling me so. 

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I am a follower!


For Your Second Entry: “Like” CFH Babywise and Beyond on Facebook. Comment saying you do!

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For Your Third Entry:
Follow Babywise on Twitter (this is a way you can get a tweet of every post I publish!). Once you have done so, come back and comment saying you have done so. Include your twitter ID.

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I am following Babywise on Twitter! @valplowman


For Your Fourth Entry:
Free Entry! But you must enter.

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Entering for free!


For Your Fifth Entry:
Like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook. Already do? Tell me so. Comment saying you like it.

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For Your Sixth Entry:
Blog, update your status, or tweet about this giveaway. Then comment saying you did so and which you did.

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I tweeted! @valplowman 

For Your Seventh Entry:
Share your favorite advice you have ever gotten from someone older and wiser than yourself.

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Enjoy the moments–they grow up so fast.


Entry Rules

  • You must leave a comment in order to have an entry.
  • You must leave a separate comment for each entry. This is not so I can get lots of comments–it is because it makes it a million times easier to choose a winner. It takes less time, and less time is good. Plus, it makes sure I don’t miss an entry.
  • You don’t have to do all seven entries…for example, if you just want to follow this blog, you can just do entry one.
  • One entry per comment.
  • Up to seven entries per person.
  • You must fulfill the rules of each entry for each entry to count. If I see the entry is not valid (did not meet entry requirements), I will disqualify your entry. Trust me, I check.
  • Entries will be accepted until I choose the winner sometime August 3-4–we will see when the day comes what I do.
  • The winner will be randomly selected at random.org
  • The winner will be announced Friday August 3 or Saturday August 4.
  • If you would like, you can add your email address to your entry. If you are the winner, I will email you to let you know. You do not need to add your email address in order to win. I understand not everyone wants to share their email addresses with the world. I will announce the winner on the blog, so you can check the blog Saturday to find out if you won.
  • Once the winner is announced, you will have one week to contact me or another winner will be chosen. Be sure to check back. The only thing worse than not winning is to win but not realize it in time!
  • Open only to US mailing addresses.

valplowman

Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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124 Comments

  1. Katie
    July 20, 2012 / 4:06 PM

    I am a follower!

  2. Katie
    July 20, 2012 / 4:06 PM

    Entering for free!

  3. Katie
    July 20, 2012 / 4:06 PM

    Best advice I ever got was that the goal of parenting is teaching self-control! I can make that my goal even on the craziest of days 🙂

  4. mandycharlton
    July 20, 2012 / 5:42 PM

    I am a follower!

  5. Ron and Tiffany
    July 20, 2012 / 5:45 PM

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    July 20, 2012 / 5:45 PM

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  7. Ron and Tiffany
    July 20, 2012 / 5:46 PM

    Entering for free.

  8. Ron and Tiffany
    July 20, 2012 / 5:46 PM

    I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on facebook.

  9. Ron and Tiffany
    July 20, 2012 / 5:48 PM

    My favorite piece of advice from someone older and wiser has been to enjoy the children when they're little, even though it's a lot of work and can be really exhausting, because they won't be little forever, and you'll miss that when they get older.

  10. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:07 PM

    I'm a follower!

  11. Rhianna
    July 20, 2012 / 6:08 PM

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  12. Rhianna
    July 20, 2012 / 6:08 PM

    I like CFH Babywise and Beyond on Facebook!

  13. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:08 PM

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  14. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:09 PM

    Entering for Free!

  15. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:09 PM

    I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!

  16. Rhianna
    July 20, 2012 / 6:09 PM

    I am following Babywise on Twitter!

  17. Rhianna
    July 20, 2012 / 6:10 PM

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  18. Rhianna
    July 20, 2012 / 6:10 PM

    I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!

  19. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:12 PM

    I updated my facebook status!

  20. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:13 PM

    Advice from my very wise grandma: Let them be kids. And…Read to them. It's the most important thing you can do.

  21. Rhianna
    July 20, 2012 / 6:14 PM

    The best advice I've received is to enjoy every moment, it goes so fast! Looking back, I agree! It goes so fast!

  22. Memories by Charity
    July 20, 2012 / 6:15 PM

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  23. Anonymous
    July 20, 2012 / 6:52 PM

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  24. Anonymous
    July 20, 2012 / 6:52 PM

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  25. Anonymous
    July 20, 2012 / 6:53 PM

    It's hard to choose one piece of advice, so I would have to say the best thing I have been told is to pray for your children.

  26. Janice
    July 20, 2012 / 6:58 PM

    I am a follower

  27. Janice
    July 20, 2012 / 6:58 PM

    I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook

  28. Janice
    July 20, 2012 / 6:58 PM

    Entering for free

  29. Janice
    July 20, 2012 / 6:59 PM

    Favorite advice: You are not teaching your child to become independent. You are teaching them to transfer their dependence from you to God.

  30. Janice
    July 20, 2012 / 6:59 PM

    Favorite advice: You are not teaching your child to become independent. You are teaching them to transfer their dependence from you to God.

  31. Cassie
    July 20, 2012 / 7:41 PM

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  32. Cassie
    July 20, 2012 / 7:41 PM

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  33. Cassie
    July 20, 2012 / 7:42 PM

    Babywise is hands down the best advice!

  34. Cassie
    July 20, 2012 / 7:42 PM

    I like on FB!

  35. Kellie
    July 20, 2012 / 8:00 PM

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  36. Kellie
    July 20, 2012 / 8:01 PM

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  37. Kellie
    July 20, 2012 / 8:02 PM

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  38. Kellie
    July 20, 2012 / 8:03 PM

    I follow Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook! Thanks for all your hard work!

  39. Melissa Vucijevic
    July 20, 2012 / 8:48 PM

    I am a follower!

  40. Melissa Vucijevic
    July 20, 2012 / 8:49 PM

    Yikes! Please don't disqualify me! I think i posted my first entry of "I'm a follower" a couple times cause i didn't realize there's a delay on the this comment forum! I am computer challenged!For my second entry – I like CFH Babywise and Beyondon FB!

  41. Melissa Vucijevic
    July 20, 2012 / 8:50 PM

    I like (love) Chronicles of BW Mom on FB!

  42. Melissa Vucijevic
    July 20, 2012 / 8:51 PM

    My most favorite advice regarding child rearing – was to actually read BW. And i am ever so grateful for that advice!

  43. D & H
    July 20, 2012 / 10:04 PM

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  44. D & H
    July 20, 2012 / 10:05 PM

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  45. D & H
    July 20, 2012 / 10:06 PM

    Something someone older told me that really helped me is that all children go through a terrible-two's type stage, but not necessarily at 2 years. They will sometime. This actually eased my mind a lot so I wasn't dreading terrible 2's, 3's, and 4's. 🙂

  46. Jennifer
    July 21, 2012 / 3:01 AM

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    July 21, 2012 / 3:01 AM

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    July 21, 2012 / 3:01 AM

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    July 21, 2012 / 3:38 AM

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  51. mandycharlton
    July 21, 2012 / 3:42 AM

    Advice I received (and very much appreciated!): No matter what everyone else tells you about raising your baby, do what feels right and best to YOU.

  52. Chris & Jen Hulme
    July 21, 2012 / 4:22 AM

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    July 21, 2012 / 4:23 AM

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  56. Alex
    July 21, 2012 / 4:26 AM

    The best parenting advice I've received was encouragement to be a proactive parent, which has really resonated with me since I was pregnant with my first son.

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    July 21, 2012 / 6:00 AM

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  58. ceci
    July 21, 2012 / 6:02 AM

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  59. ceci
    July 21, 2012 / 6:03 AM

    i have a newborn right now, and best advice: enjoy even the fussiness, because you will miss it one day! also, this, too, shall pass!

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    July 21, 2012 / 7:34 AM

    I am a follower!

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    July 21, 2012 / 7:35 AM

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  62. Nicole
    July 21, 2012 / 7:36 AM

    Entering for free!

  63. Nicole
    July 21, 2012 / 7:37 AM

    Hi! I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook! 

  64. Nicole
    July 21, 2012 / 7:42 AM

    My favorite advice I have ever gotten from someone older and wiser (my godmother) was to enjoy each moment and accept the "curve balls" thrown by my son with a smile…the time passes so quickly (and it does!).

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    July 21, 2012 / 1:34 PM

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  68. Kristin L.
    July 21, 2012 / 1:35 PM

    Sleep is almost more precious to the body than food!!!!!… protect it for your child and yourself! : )

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    July 21, 2012 / 3:48 PM

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    July 21, 2012 / 6:11 PM

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  85. Sarah
    July 21, 2012 / 6:26 PM

    Best advice: dust and dishes will always be there but your kids will be gone before you know it

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    July 22, 2012 / 3:54 AM

    I am a follower.

  95. Lana
    July 22, 2012 / 3:56 AM

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  96. Lana
    July 22, 2012 / 3:58 AM

    Best advice I've heard is actually from the Ezzo's… "parenting in the mind of God is a kingdom issue".

  97. Danielle
    July 22, 2012 / 4:04 AM

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    July 22, 2012 / 5:24 AM

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  101. Carrie Morris
    July 22, 2012 / 5:28 AM

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  102. Carrie Morris
    July 22, 2012 / 5:30 AM

    Listen to your instinct. You are his mother and you know what is best for him.

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    July 22, 2012 / 12:53 PM

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    July 22, 2012 / 12:54 PM

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    July 22, 2012 / 12:55 PM

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    July 22, 2012 / 12:56 PM

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  107. Rena
    July 22, 2012 / 12:57 PM

    My neighbor told me, "Your children are your ministry." I think about that often!

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    July 23, 2012 / 4:02 PM

    I'm a follower of your blog.

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    July 23, 2012 / 4:03 PM

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    July 23, 2012 / 4:03 PM

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  111. Tierney Kirk
    July 23, 2012 / 4:04 PM

    I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!

  112. Tierney Kirk
    July 23, 2012 / 4:07 PM

    Good advice: You can't fill from an empty bucket. Take some time for yourself so that you can truly give your best self to your family.

  113. Angela
    July 23, 2012 / 6:18 PM

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  114. Anonymous
    July 23, 2012 / 9:04 PM

    I have been following for over three years and am finally an 'official' follower!

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    July 25, 2012 / 9:47 PM

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    July 25, 2012 / 9:48 PM

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    July 25, 2012 / 9:48 PM

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  118. RaVae Erickson
    July 25, 2012 / 9:50 PM

    FOLLOW THROUGH. It doesn't matter what style of parenting you use as long as you follow through. You can use positive or negative reinforcement and either will work as long as you FOLLOW THROUGH.

  119. Rashanda
    July 27, 2012 / 5:45 PM

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    July 27, 2012 / 5:46 PM

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  121. Rashanda
    July 27, 2012 / 5:46 PM

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  122. Rashanda
    July 27, 2012 / 5:47 PM

    I like Babywise and Beyond on Facebook! The page has been very helpful.

  123. Rashanda
    July 27, 2012 / 5:49 PM

    This blog has been a helpful tool to my husband and I. We too are followers of The Ezzos. What a blessing this blog and their books have been.

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